Hormonal imbalances are one of the most common problems faced in today’s time. It is basically an umbrella term for all the issues that are related to hormones. Unbelievably, whatever is running wrong, your mood, sleep cycle, reproduction, development or even day-to-day feeling be it, is controlled by hormones. So apparently, they get to decide most of the things in your life and therefore any minor imbalance between them creates a hazard.
What are hormones?
Hormones are chemicals that handle communication held between the organs and tissues. These messengers impact physiological and behavioral activities in our body such as digestion, metabolism, respiration, tissue function, sensory perception, sleep, excretion, lactation, stress, growth and development, movement, reproduction, and mood.
What causes hormonal imbalances?
There is a sharp increase in hormonal imbalances in both men and women, today than in the past. And stress is one of the prominent reasons to be blamed. We are living our lives in a race wherein we are expecting ourselves to achieve and fetch possibly everything. Be it financial stability, personal growth, or the needs of our family; and the worst part is we are trying too hard for all of the things at once. In between all of the bustle, the health of our hormones takes a toll and it keeps sending us constant signals that we often ignore such as being low on energy levels, acne, irregular hairfall, constant fatigueness and more.
Then there are a few other factors like consuming a lot of junk or having a poor diet in general, not moving enough in a day, or sleeping too much or too less. A messed up lifestyle results in imbalanced hormones and that is why you should consider making some lifestyle changes to bring back the balance.
Healing Hormones Through Ayurveda
Ayurveda offers a wealth of age-old wisdom and holistic approaches to heal hormones. It understands the problem from the root of it and advises treatment that reverses the issues for lifetime. Dhatu Agni is how hormones are denoted in Ayurveda and are considered a part of Pitta Dosha as they are carried by the blood or Rakta Pitta. This directs that hormonal imbalances must be treated by fixing and looking after the Pitta Dosha. Pitta Dosha aggravation can be noticed by excess heat generation in the body that may eventually cause disruption in the hormones. But with consistent efforts and a few ayurvedic remedies you can restore the balance and your good health as well.
- Meditation Is Magic
Managing stress is multi-faceted. Our cortisol hormone rises as our stress levels do which directly jeopardizes our health. In this case, our body goes into a flight or fight mode wherein the complete energy is directed to support the cortisol hormone whereas putting the other ones on hold. Include meditation in your morning routine and also before you sleep. Meditation can help you manage stress as it focuses on connecting with your inner self by blurring the external noises for a while.
You can also go back to the roots by using our Sleep Inducing/Stress Relief Belly Button Oil. It is a blend of Tagar and Lavender oil that gently calms the organs as they penetrate deep in your body via your navel. Pour 3 drops of it in your belly button every night before going to bed and have a deep good night’s sleep. It manages your mood and relieves the stress in your body as you sleep.
- Balance Back With Yoga
Yoga is a form of exercise that allows your body to experiment with the openness and flexibility of it. Movements, postures and breathing exercises of yoga are a great way to nourish the body and develop mind-body connection. They can also significantly reduce the stress in your body and restore the long-lost hormonal balance eventually. Practicing yoga daily can stimulate endocrine functions and control the hormones generated by the thyroid glands. Incorporating it into your lifestyle may lead to better health and happy hormones!
- Must-Have Dietary Modifications
The importance of lifestyle changes while dealing with a problem is paramount. Lifestyle is all about how you mostly spend your day. Your diet, movement and sleep cycle are all a major chunk of your lifestyle and if not pursued properly in balance, there are chances that a bad lifestyle might start showing negative signs in your body. In the case of hormonal imbalance, as it is said that it is caused due to Pitta imbalance; you must consume Pitta pacifying foods that are cold in nature. Pitta Dosha imbalance is associated with heat within the body. Therefore, including foods that cool down the body temperature like fruits and leafy vegetables becomes essential in this case. Use our Daily Detox Belly Button Oil to flush out the toxins regularly and reset the digestion system for good.
With heated body temperature, signs like severe inflammation, acne, or unprecedented hair fall can also occur. Drinking a lot of water and consuming fiber-rich foods such as vegetables like lettuce and cucumbers and whole grains can stabilize the body heat and control acne. Our Acne Control Belly Button Oil also helps in reducing acne and instigating the production of new blood cells for clear skin. Having a protein-rich diet can thereby help with hair fall and promotion of new hair growth. Using our Healthy Hair Care Belly Button Oil alongside can also reinstate good hair quality. Most importantly, committing everyday to whatever you choose to do is also essential. As they say, ‘never leave the bread half baked’!